News Penguin

Penguin parade at risk

Mon, 02/09/2013 - 12:54

Australia's famous penguin parades on Philip and French Islands - which are nationally significant shorebird feeding and roosting sites - face the growing risk of a devastating oil spill, if Victoria’s controversial Western Port development is approved, new research shows. “Oil and birds don’t mix,” said BirdLife Australia’s Shorebirds Program Manager Dr Golo Maurer.

Pacific Australia

Celebrate World Penguin Day -and the world penguin tracking database

Thu, 25/04/2013 - 16:34

BirdLife International and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research have joined the British Antarctic Survey to compile a “tracking database” on six penguin species. The project is funded by the UK Government’s Darwin Initiative.

Worldwide Seabirds and Marine

Massive Marine Protected Area announced in the Southern Indian Ocean

Thu, 18/04/2013 - 06:52

An enormous Marine Protected Area, one of the largest in the world, has been declared in South Africa’s sub-Antarctic territory, the Prince Edward Islands.

Africa Seabirds and Marine

Foiling climate change

Sun, 01/04/2012 - 02:00

After seeding the sea with iron filings to create a carbon sink, and giant mirrors which reflect the sun’s heat back into space, comes a new geo-engineering solution which aims to maintain penguin breeding colonies in the Antarctic at their optimum temperature.

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Oil Spill update from New Zealand

Mon, 19/12/2011 - 20:54

The last two months of 2011 brought some good news for Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) in the wake of the country’s worst ever maritime environmental disaster in October.

Pacific

Ivan Papanin arrives at Tristan

Wed, 13/04/2011 - 22:36

More equipment arrives on Tristan to help save the oiled penguins.

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Island gets set to wash thousands of penguins

Thu, 07/04/2011 - 09:56

Experts arrive on Tristan to help save thousands of Northern Rockhopper Penguins affected by the oil spill.

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First Tristan penguins released from 'rehab'

Tue, 05/04/2011 - 11:08

The first 24 penguins of more than 3,600 admitted to the 'rehab centre' have been released back to the wild.

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Nightingale Island emergency appeal

Fri, 01/04/2011 - 12:58

The Nightingale Island disaster fighting fund will be used to help the penguins and other wildlife affected by the oil.

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Tristan Islanders rally to save oiled penguins

Fri, 25/03/2011 - 13:17

A penguin rehabilitation centre has been set up on the main island of Tristan da Cunha, as fears grow that more than 10,000 have been hit by oil.

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Video report from Nightingale Island on oil spill

Wed, 23/03/2011 - 11:17

Where's Andrew TV arrived on Nightingale Island on March 23, 2011. This is what he saw.

Africa

Race to save oiled penguins after tanker strikes Tristan da Cunha

Mon, 21/03/2011 - 11:46

Hundreds of oiled penguins have been found following a substantial oil leak from a grounded cargo vessel on Nightingale Island, Tristan da Cunha

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